February 13, 2018

I heard you! Giveaway here on the blog!

Quilt #1: Hello Gorgeous

OK my lovely blog subscribers, a number of you entered my Facebook and Instagram giveaways but I also heard from some of you that you aren't on those sites and were feeling a little...left out! I can't have that, I like my blog to be a welcoming place, a happy place! So....one more giveaway? Problem solved!

Quilt #2: Good Night, Good Morning

Today I'm hosting a drawing for my new book Wedge Quilt Workshop and a 25" 9 degree Wedge Ruler from Doheny Publications. Marilyn Doheny generously offered this ruler for a giveaway to my readers! This ruler is great whether you want to make the quits in the book (6 of the patterns can be made with this ruler) or if you want to design your own quilts. This 9 degree ruler is the one I got started with and it's so fun to play around with. The packaging alone has SO MUCH info about working with wedges!

Quilt #3: The Three of Us

The rules (follow the rules so you can win!)
1) All entries must be on my blog post (that means you enter on my website. Replying to my emailed blog post doesn't count! Click the link!)
2) To enter, leave a comment telling me which quilt in this post is most your style (by name or number). I'm curious what speaks to you!
3) I will post anywhere in the world, so you can enter no matter where you live.
4) The giveaway will be open until February 17. I will choose a winner at random and email them for their address.

Quilt #4: Pop Art

I'm busy getting ready for a week away at QuiltCon. I'll be teaching 5 classes there, lots of work that doesn't feel like work at all! Really looking forward to connecting with far flung quilt folk and soaking up some sunshine. The first buds are on the magnolias and the Daphne is blooming on my front porch, I'm so invigorated that spring is on the way!

UPDATE: Comments are now closed and a winner has been drawn by random number generator, and it's Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting! Thank you for the entries everyone!

February 01, 2018

Your Free-Motion Weekend

It's winter. We all need our vitamin D. And how about your vitamin FMQ? Are you getting your recommended daily allowance? As your quilty health care provider I'd like to remind you that almost everyone tests low on FMQ intake, so I'm going to prescribe you a little free-motion quilting video therapy.

In all seriousness, Craftsy has launched a new option for online learning. It's called Craftsy Unlimited and it means you can watch as many Craftsy classes as you want! And everyone can try it out FREE with a 7 day free trial. (this is my affiliate link). So which free-motion class will you start with? 

Craftsy tells me how many minutes are being watched of my classes on their Unlimited service, so I can tell you that the far and away winner is my newest class, Quilting the Grid. This class has a lot of sweet reviews (thank you!). People are really liking how easy it is to use the free motion foot inside the walking foot grid!

After that it's a tie between Free-Motion Quilting Essentials (best for absolute beginners)

and The Secrets of Free Motion Quilting (for people who want to learn lots of new designs)

Coming in last is Wild Quilting. I know, it looks intimidating. That's why I made the class, so it wouldn't be intimidating anymore!

So if your weekend has some spare time in it, go ahead and start your 7 day free trial! Using this affiliate link to sign up helps me and you too. Get your recommended daily allowance of FMQ! And please say hi in the class, I'd love to hear from you. Happy stitching!